Just over the borders of Brittany and Normandy, this part of France is a rich and fertile land with the mighty River Loire and its tributaries flowing towards the ocean. The area is famed for its historic châteaux and the landscape is dotted with charming market towns and villages, fields of sunflowers and vineyards.
The region boasts some deservedly well-known courses which are a surprisingly easy drive from our Channel ports.
La Baule boasts two championship courses and a nine hole, with the popular beach resort just down the road. The magical castle and lake at La Bretesche has drawn golfers for many years, whilst south of the Loire is the exceptional mix of links and forest at St Jean de Monts, or the resort course at Port Bourgenay.
Pornic, Olonnes, Fontenelles and Domangère provide a further mix of seaside and parkland challenges. Further up the Loire Valley you’ll find Golf d’Anjou, Château des 7 Tours, Tours d’Ardrée, the simply wonderful Les Aisses, the course at Le Mans race track and the hidden gem of Sables Solesmes.
All in all, the region has lots to enjoy for visiting golfers – and if you sail overnight from Portsmouth, you can be teeing off by lunchtime!